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Noida: Authority to draw up names of ‘corrupt’ officials

YEIDA chief said the list will comprise both senior and junior officials involved in illegal activities

noida Updated: Jul 18, 2017 23:57 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
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The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority chairman Prabhat Kumar on Tuesday said that a list of all officials or outsiders (non-government persons) who were involved in corruption cases will be made.(Sunil Ghosh/HT PHOTO)

The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority chairman Prabhat Kumar on Tuesday said that a list of all officials or outsiders (non-government persons) who were involved in corruption cases will be made.

Kumar, a senior IAS officer, also commissioner for Meerut division, will compile a list of persons including junior and senior officials involved in illegal activities and send the same to chief minister Yogi Adityanath for necessary action.

“I have appointed officials to probe into cases, where it was alleged that law was flouted in allotment of land. Let the officials probe and submit reports. Once I get the reports and find the names of those involved in corrupt practices, I will make a list of all -- be it senior officials, government staff members or other non-government persons and send it to the state government for further action,” he said.

Kumar had in June appointed two IAS officers to probe the alleged land leaseback scam. The scam pertains to leaseback of residential land to non-farmers in violation of the norms. Leaseback means the authority (government) gave the notified land back to farmers.

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The chairman has appointed Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate BN Singh to probe the leaseback cases that took place in former chief minister Mayawati’s native place of Badalpur in Greater Noida. Sources said that around 1 lakh square metres of land, worth Rs 500 crore, was leased back in the Badalpur area alone. He appointed Yamuna Expressway authority chief executive officer Arun Vir Singh to probe into around 150 other cases of corruption in land leaseback. He has appointed the district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar for one more probe into a 210 hectare Noida land scam, where officials sold out government land to land mafia.

“I will not spare any official once I get the report. I will do my job and send it to the state government for necessary action,” said Kumar.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 23:56 IST